Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A great place to visit in Cape Girardeau

My local WCAA group (Window Coverings Association of America) took a field trip to Cape Girardeau this month. We visited a charming store called "Under Cover" which is owned by one of our chapter members, Debbie Bruns.

Under Cover custom slipcovers, 2117 Broadway Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Under Cover specializes in slipcovers, window treatments and other home decor items. Debbie has some fabulous items on display in her store. From one of a kind fabric artwork to her lovely slipcovers, you're sure to find something to fit your tastes in her shop. Several of us from St. Louis took home one of her creations.

Lovely custom tableround - and elegant coordinating pillows right next to it!

I love this pillow.  I am SO copying this design.  Thanks, Debbie!

Adorable slipcovered chair!

Lovely wall art and other home decor items

I think many of us who own workrooms have the occasional wild fantasy about someday having our business in a retail space. Until now, I didn't really think it was a successful business venture. Visiting Under Cover changed my mind!

Owner Debbie Bruns, in the center, flanked by her two fabulous employees,
Audra (on left) and Candie (on right)

The next time you're in Cape Girardeau, stop by Under Cover and look around.  You'll be glad you did!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Love those pillows!

I really enjoy making pillows. Here's some pictures of an envelope pillow I made recently. The nice thing about envelope pillows is that all you have to do is flip them over and presto - you've got a whole new look!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Studio

Here's a picture of my studio. My husband finished it for me while I was away taking classes for a week at the Custom Home Furnishings Academy. Needless to say, I was totally surpised to come home and find my grey dungeon room transformed into a beautiful workspace! It's such a delight every day to walk into this lovely room and create lovely things.

My very first blog.....

One of my business goals for 2010 is to start a blog for my custom drapery workroom business, so here I go. Wish me luck!